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UNECE Conference of European Statisticians begins partnership for statistics on children, adolescents and youth

The 2030 Agenda sets the ambitious objective of eliminating inequalities among people on the planet. Many factors are linked with inequalities —people’s income level, where they live, their gender, their ethnicity, and their age, to name a few.

UNECE calls for decisive action to close the Gender Pay Gap in the region

The gender pay gap remains a critical issue in all countries of the UNECE region. Although the gap has narrowed in most UNECE countries since 2012, it remains at 16% on average in hourly rates, and 21% in monthly earnings.

 

Huge differences…

Transport Ministers make united call for universal climate action

The effects of climate change on transport — from compromised infrastructure, to reduced access and connectivity, to poor road safety and beyond — are already being felt in every region of the world.

Improving the environmental performance of…

UNECE study maps transport infrastructure at high risk due to climate change in Pan-European region and Canada

From road and rail networks to ports, airports and inland waterways, critical transport resources are facing unprecedented threats from a climate which is already changing. Spain, for example, has just suffered the most powerful storms experienced in decades, destroying…

Montenegro becomes the 27th Party to the Protocol on Water and Health

Today, the Republic of Montenegro officially becomes the 27th Party to the Protocol on Water and Health, thus joining countries effectively working together within the framework of the Protocol to accelerate action on sustainable management of water resources and improve…

UN Road Safety Fund will finance 10 projects to address gaps in 12 ‎countries’ road safety systems

The UN Road Safety Fund has unveiled ten new projects that will target key gaps in the road safety systems of 12 countries. With a total budget of nearly USD 4 million, these projects will scale the Fund’s geographical and programmatic footprint in the coming months.

Special Envoy Jean Todt and UNECE issue urgent call for new road safety ‎paradigm for 2030 ‎

Over 3,700 people lose their lives on the world’s roads every single day, totalling a staggering 1.35 million fatalities each year. Road crashes are the leading cause of death for young people aged between 5 and 29, wiping out futures and destroying the lives of those…

Countries adopt legal provisions for the full computerisation of the TIR Convention

Countries have adopted provisions providing the legal basis for the paperless operation of the United Nations TIR Convention (the so-called eTIR) - the only global customs transit system, facilitating trade and the seamless and secure movement of goods across borders.…

UNECE welcomes Kazakhstan’s accession to the Protocol on Pollutant ‎Release and Transfer Registers

On 27 January 2020, Kazakhstan acceded to the UNECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention),…

UNECE Regional Forum 2020: Kickstarting the Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs by 2030‎

What are the critical actions driving sustainable change? Gathering at the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development on 19-20 March 2020, policy makers and other key actors from the region will kickstart the Decade of Action and boost their efforts to deliver the…

UNECE endorses stringent new vehicle emissions regulation ‎

Consumers need to be confident in car manufacturers’ emissions information when choosing which new model to buy. UNECE will make it easier for countries around the world to implement state of the art emissions test procedures with a new UN Regulation featuring the…

UN projects growth to pick up in the CIS and remain ‎stable in South-Eastern Europe

Policy easing will likely support growth in the CIS, but downside risks are high

Against a backdrop of a challenging external environment, growth in the CIS is projected to pick up, while remaining…

UN finds that prospects for economic growth in 2020 ‎hinge on reducing trade disputes and uncertainty

1 in 5 countries will see per capita incomes stagnate or decline this year

Impacted by prolonged trade disputes, the global economy suffered its lowest growth in a decade, slipping to 2.3 per cent in 2019.  The world,…

D’après l’ONU, les perspectives de croissance économique ‎pour l’année 2020 dépendent de la résorption des ‎différends commerciaux et des incertitudes

Cette année, les revenus par habitant devraient stagner ou baisser dans 1 pays sur 5

Minée par des différends commerciaux prolongés, l’économie mondiale a enregistré sa croissance la plus faible en une décennie, baissant à 2,3 pour cent en 2019. Cependant, d’…

UN projects moderate growth for Europe amid multiple ‎downside risks

External conditions, policy uncertainty and structural changes are weighing on growth momentum

Growth in Europe is projected to remain moderate, as the region continues to face multiple downside…

Les projets de l’ONU modèrent la croissance de l’Europe ‎sur fonds de risques multiples de ralentissement de la ‎croissance

Conditions externes, incertitude politique et changements structurels freinent l’élan de la croissance

D’après le rapport « Situation et perspectives de l'économie mondiale » des Nations Unies pour…

Kyrgyzstan can tap into strategic location along ‎key transport corridors: UN report‎

Improving the competitiveness and connectivity of Kyrgyzstan, which occupies a strategic location along key transport corridors between Europe and Asia, could enable the country to unlock significant untapped benefits from the increasing amount of freight that is choosing…

UNECE supports countries to operationalize Euro-Asian inland transport ‎corridors

Making the most of regionally and internationally available standards, instruments and technologies can make a critical difference in strengthening the security of inland transport systems in Eurasia. It can also enable efficient international, multi-modal transport…

‎40 years of cooperation and counting with UNECE Air Convention: Ministers and high-‎level representatives renew commitment to tackle air pollution

When 32 Member States signed the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution in 1979, it was not evident that it would develop into a successful regional framework for controlling and reducing the damage to human health and the environment caused by transboundary…

UNECE Road Map will help Belarus respond to policy challenges and ‎opportunities of population ageing

UNECE has launched a Road Map for Mainstreaming Ageing in Belarus, providing tailored guidance for a comprehensive policy response to population ageing.

Population ageing in Belarus

The Republic of Belarus, like many other UNECE member…